Cushendale Woollen Mills
Cushendale Woollen Mills

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To experience Cushendale is to be connected to centuries of knowledge and craftsmanship with passion and warmth.

Six generations of the Cushen family have devoted themselves to crafting superior quality textiles in the small town of Graiguenamanagh for over 240 years.

Today Miriam Cushen works side by side with her father Philip and a small highly skilled team developing bold new product ranges, redefining Irish textiles.

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About Cushendale Woollen Mills

Skilled craftsmanship, hand precision and premium wool are key to achieving the Cushendale quality mark. Cushendale yarns and textiles are made in small batches, ensuring exceptional care at each unique and delicate stage.


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Cushendale still operates as a “vertical mill” just as it did in the 19th century, continuing to card, spin and weave locally sourced Irish wool. This truly rare ability of maintaining all stages of the process in one location is what makes Cushendale textiles stand out in both quality and provenance. There are over twenty individual processes or stages in creating an Irish wool throw/blanket from the fleece of the protected Galway sheep, all of which are carefully completed by expert hands in this historic mill.

In more recent times Cushendale has worked with world renowned designers such as award winning fashion designer John Rocha CBE and French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, the current Artistic Director of United Colours of Benetton. Enlightening experiences such as these enrich and influence the brands own design outlook and understanding.